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CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW 2010
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off three large-screen surveillance cameras, brightly lit walkways with motion-sensors, a centralized call center, and 24/7 monitoring. All this, at better than competitive prices. Thereâ€™s even a huge warehouse where some of the areaâ€™s largest institutions are in process to sign longterm storage leases. Theyâ€™ll also offer a full line of moving and storing productsâ€”bubble wrap, blankets, boxes, dish-packs, ropes, and tape gunsâ€”as well as all the same â€œconciergeâ€? services that elevated Meathead Movers well above the rest. â€œThere are so many things to consider when moving into a storage unit,â€? said Evan. â€œWe can help you decide what size you need, how to pack your things so they donâ€™t get damaged, how best to access items at the back of the unit. Even how to store photos and mattresses safely. Itâ€™s all part of what we do.â€? â€œWeâ€™re by far the most heavily staffed mini-storage facility across three counties,â€? said Aaron. â€œAnd customers can expect the very same respectful, welleducated, highly-trained young men and women here that theyâ€™ve come to rely on with our profes-
sional movers.â€? Aaron and Evan expect a lot from their employees so itâ€™s important to them that each one feels valued and supported. The new mini-storage facility provides a gym (with ESPN on the big screen), lockers, and several computer-desk stations for the student-athlete staff who monitor the facility around the clock. â€œWe know that weâ€™re not the end of the line for these students,â€? Aaron explained. â€œTheyâ€™re all working hard toward establishing their own careers eventually; weâ€™re just a stepping stone. So we want this environment to feel like a home away from home.â€? Mini-storage is an excellent solution to a variety of storage issues, even if youâ€™re not moving or downsizing. For example, businesses required to keep years worth of tax and accounting records find mini-storage a much less expensive solution than renting more office space. For college students going home for the summer, who donâ€™t want to trek their belongings all the way home and then all the way back again, ministorage is a far cheaper alternative than paying three monthâ€™s rent for an apartment. Mini-storage is a safe place to keep boats, motorcycles, or RVs. Still in the planning and approval stage, there is also a separate climate-controlled area where wine lovers can store their valuable collections. What began as way to make extra money while the Steed brothers were still in high school has morphedâ€”with hard work, commitment to a goal, and a finely honed business senseâ€”into the most respected moving company on the Central Coast. Now serving all of California, Meathead Movers has a winning formula that is ready to be franchised across the country. â€œAs soon as Meathead Mini-Storage is well-established and turning a profit,â€? said Aaron Steed, â€œour next step is to start offering franchises to people who want their own Meathead Moving company in other states. Thatâ€™s definitely a goal.â€? With a business model that has always included giving back to their community, the â€œMeathead wayâ€? is bound to catch on. For example, Meathead Movers offers free moving services to women escaping abusive domestic situations in cooperation with Womenâ€™s Shelters county-wide. They also support area sports teams and have regularly stepped up to provide trucks and manpower during natural disasters, including the recent Haiti earthquake. Visit www.meatheadmovers.com to find out more. Or better yet, stop by the new facility at 3600 South Higuera, meet Aaron and Evan Steed, and see for yourself how hustle and muscle, plus manners and heart have made Meathead Movers and Mini-storage the talk of the industry.
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Charges NO COMMISSION and NO SERVICE FEE, just reasonable space rates to some of the Central Coastâ€™s finest antique dealers. Esposito runs a very tight ship and one of the ways she keeps everything running smoothly, is by being there. She works at the mall every day and admits to micro managing every aspect of the business. She closes the books on the last day of the month and dealer checks are out the next day, no exceptions. With Esposito, dealers know what to expect. Because of Espositoâ€™s zealous micromanagement and omnipresence, things do not just disappear or â€œWalk out of the mall,â€? she said, which, adds to her reputation as a mall owner. She offers flexible booth sizes, numerous lighted showcases, and is now coordinating with a local winery for a wine tasting experience. Contact Francine (805) 995-1134 or (805) 771-8000.
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youâ€™re a brand new runner or a seasoned triathlete, youâ€™ll be fitted with the shoe thatâ€™s right for your foot and your gait. For more than 20 years, GH Sports, formerly known as Hind Sportswear, has been making their own â€œtechnicalâ€? sports apparel. From swimsuits to running shorts, every garment is designed and manufactured for athletes of all levels to help them achieve maximum performance and comfort. â€œWe take the time to listen to our customers and help them reach their goals,â€? said Ken Hammond, General Manager. â€œItâ€™s so gratifying when they come back a few weeks or months later and tell us how much theyâ€™ve progressed â€Ś thatâ€™s so exciting for us.â€? Open Monday â€“Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Saturdays till 5:00), GH Sports carries the full range of fitness clothing, shoes, and accessories. Stop in at 144 Hind Lane, #110 in SLO or call 541-6019 and discover the difference real expertise can make in your fitness program.
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with a pastry. Peruse the Childrenâ€™s Room, where dolls and games share space with graceful baptismals and lacy gowns. We carry hand-crafted rosaries by local artists as well as the Vatican Library line of jewelry. Upstairs, browse the stacks in the loft where a plethora of bibles, prayer books, and histories of the saints make for inspirational reading. Expert staff provide individualized customer service ensuring youâ€™ll find whatever youâ€™re seeking. Vinita said, â€œAt least once a day we get a glimpse into someoneâ€™s life when they share a piece of it with us. A birth, a death, a wedding, a funeral. Almost all of them wish they could stay longer.â€? Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Perfect Gift is located at 119 N. Miller Street. Call 805.925.9282 for more information. Or better yet, come in and stay awhile. Find out why ... â€œEvery Good and Perfect Gift is from Aboveâ€? James 1:17
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Matâ€™s Brake & Alignment and Absolute Auto Tech Matâ€™s Brake & Alignment and Absolute Auto Tech joined forces in 2008 to provide better service in one convenient location. Our facility is capable of handling all your automotive repair and diagnostic needs, as well as taking care of your tire and alignment needs. We are a family owned and operated full service auto repair facility, dedicated to providing the very highest quality of personalized service. We pride ourselves on offering honest, quality auto repairs â€œFixed Right The First Timeâ€?. Please Call (805) 547-1062 for an appointment or stop by 805 Capitolio Way to get acquainted. We look forward to serving you soon. Sincerely, The Ornellas Family
Jason, Charlotte, Ashley, Sabrina, and Patrick
Worth $15 towards any service at: Matâ€™s Brake & Alignment Absolute Auto Tech 805 Capitolio Way â€˘ San Luis Obispo
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specific products including bio-identical hormones, veterinary medication, drugs for pain management, and dermatological formulations, to name a few. Kohana offers a wide assortment of pharmaceutical-grade supplements. Plus all forms of vitamins, minerals, neutraceuticals, homeopathics, and Chinese medicine are available. Consultative services will be offered by appointment with both physicians and pharmacists to review a patientâ€™s personalized approach to total-body healthcare. Diet, exercise, supplements, health history, and current symptoms will be discussed to formulate a well-health plan that may be implemented to accomplish both short- and long-term health goals. In order to help patients understand the kinds of healthcare opportunities that will be available, education will be a prime focus of the Kohana staff. Oneon-one consultations, group seminars, and written and electronic modules will all be made available. The more educated patients are, the better they will be at making informed decisions with regards to their healthcare. The staff at Kohana believe that the state-of-the-art pharmacy services and the extensive regenerative medicine practice at this unique healthcare facility can move you into the realm of well-care, where â€œachieving balanceâ€? in your life and health is a reality.
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was the Hawaiian BBQ. After years of sharpening his culinary skills at Black Lake Golf Resort, Holiday Inn, Chumash Casino, and Sunset Ridge, he finally became his own boss and Zoeâ€™s was created (named after his 7year-old daughter). The atmosphere is a place where you can relax and have a leisurely dinner. Friday Night Entertainment includes live music and an occasional Hula Dance. You donâ€™t have to dress up, and it wonâ€™t cost you an arm and a leg. Chef Rex invites you to come try it out! You wonâ€™t go away hungry and if you donâ€™t like the food, he wonâ€™t make you pay for it! Zoeâ€™s Catering specializes in all cuisines to fit your budget: Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Italian, American and regular BBQ too.
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Now men and women with weak, thinning, and damaged hair have a treatment option that is safe, naturalâ€”and really works! Leading hair-restoration physicians have been using Low Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) for more than 10 years as part of a multi-therapy approach to stop common hair loss and promote regrowth. Studies indicate LLLT can improve the appearance of hair the same way the therapy helps repair the skin. By the process of photo-biostimulation, LLLT provides increased blood flow
in the scalp, which has been proven to stimulate cellular growth factors and reduce toxins that can cause inflammation. Central California Laser Hair Therapy uses Class 3a and 3r cosmetic devices meeting FDA standards for laser safety. Because LLLT uses cool-light energy, it is safe, painless, and has no known side effects. Treatments are typically 30 minutes in our office or at home with a personal laser. A consultation and scalp analysis will help you determine if you are a candidate for LLLT. A complimentary initial treatment is available as well. Treatment options start from $399 for a hand-held laser device and start at $1,750 for a 6-month in-office program. (Class IIIa Cosmetic Lasers) (Results will vary)
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18 years), is one of only two butchers in the entire state who carries Sterling Brandâ€”the top echelon of USDA Choice Certified Angus Beef. With loyal customers from Cambria to Santa Barbara, Henry has earned a reputation for offering only the very bestâ€”which includes poultries, and such authentic items as British Bangersâ€”and for fostering genuine long-term friendships with them. Henryâ€™s establishment is about as far from the fast and impersonal supermarket as you can get. And for people who value quality meats as much as they do fresh fruits and vegetables, a trip to the historic building at 120 E. Branch Street in the Village of Arroyo Grande is a pleasure well worth the time. Got questions? Give Henry a call at 489-2693. Heâ€™s open Mon â€“ Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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injector/trainer on the Central Coast, and they are a Platinum level injector for BOTOX. Their licensed aestheticians perform chemical peels, complimentary skin care consultations, and artful application of mineral makeup. A full line of medical-grade skin care products has won Dr. Moats a legion of loyal fans; theyâ€™ve made them as much a part of their daily routine as brushing their teeth. Products include cleansers, anti-oxidants, moisturizers, eye creams, and sunscreen. By far the most popular item in their line of unique compounds is Dr. Moatsâ€™ anti-aging cream, a favorite must-have of patients and public alike. Jane Iredale mineral make-up puts the finishing touches on the skin you were born to have â€Ś and the full line of this extraordinary make-up can be perused at the office. â€œOur patients often tell us that our relaxed approach and lack of pressure makes them feel at ease,â€? said Office Manager Susan Moats. â€œWe want everyone to feel that way, whether itâ€™s for full facial resurfacing or a simple chemical peel.â€? Visit www.moatslaser.com for more information. Then why wait? Call 9281000 today for a free consultation. You have nothing to lose, except maybe a few wrinkles.
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Diagnostic Center. â€œAs a radiologist, you can imagine how important my vision is to me and the caution with which I approached a surgical procedure on my eyes. I have worn glasses and contacts for more than 40 years. With LASIK, I am now enjoying the clearest, cleanest vision I can remember.â€? All of Pacific Eyeâ€™s ophthalmologists are board certified specialists of the American Board of Ophthalmology and members of numerous professional societies. Several take regular trips to third world countries to give the gift of better vision to those who cannot afford to care for their eyes. Said Dr. Higginbotham, â€œItâ€™s incredibly gratifying to help people see a brand new world. I feel honored to help them.â€? For training and experience â€“ plus the latest in technological advances in eye care, trust your eyes to Pacific Eye. Call to schedule an appointment at 805.545.8100. With 8 locations throughout Northern Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, you can be seen by a Pacific Eye physician anywhere on the Central Coast. And with Optical Concepts in Santa Maria and optical shops in most offices, you can find a full line of designer frames for all your eyewear needs.
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Cook. In 1995, Valley Flooring joined the powerhouse flooring co-op Carpet One. Unfortunately Dennis passed away in 2004. Since then, Valley Flooring Carpet One of Santa Maria has been run by Ron and his two sons, Eric and Steve. You can count on us to be there for you before, during, and after the sale. We look at our relationship with our customers as a long-term commitment. A customer of ours is a customer for life. Our affiliation with Carpet One allows us to combine the buying power of nearly 2,000 stores giving our customers the best value for their flooring dollar. We invite you to come in and see what all of the excitement is about. Youâ€™ll be glad you did. You can learn more about us or even take a virtual tour of our store by visiting our website at www.CarpetOneSantaMaria.com
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near date foods, and closeouts. We carry value-priced case goods, bulk foods, fresh local produce and dairy products, as well as popular bakery items and name-brand health and beauty lines. And because we respond to customersâ€™ requests, youâ€™ll find something new every time you shop. Weâ€™re at 551 Tefft Street in Nipomo and weâ€™re open Monday - Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Stop in soon to have some fun, stock up, and get to know us. Your wallet will thank you, too! At The Pantry, weâ€™ve made old-fashioned courtesy and great bargains a part of our everyday charm.
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tion Center displays historic exhibits that include Guadalupeâ€™s original inhabitants, the Chumash Native Americans. These are contrasted with a look at Guadalupe today through its art, music, and traditions. The Center houses the Guadalupe Sports Hall of Fame that showcases local athletes, a library filled with the history of Guadalupe, and an art gallery that allows space for local artists to show their work. Regular events, presentations, and educational classes are offered at the Center, ensuring the lasting value of the center and the cultural awareness of its community. The Center is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations always welcome to this registered non-profit organization. Call 805.343.2939 for more information.
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your company does best,â€? said IPB president Gary Grossman. Currently, we are leasing at the following centers: Acorn Plaza, Town Center West, Smart & Final Center, Mission Creek Plaza, Skyway Commercial Park, Pismo Beach Office Park, Arroyo Town and Country, and our newest facility, Pismo Beach Medical Center. Inland Pacific Builders/IPB Commercial is a California builder, developer and property management company that expanded in 2003 to include commercial acquisitions and management. Under the leadership of its president, Gary Grossman, IPB Commercial is now a leader in commercial property development on the Central Coast. Client-driven and exceptionally responsive, IPB Commercial is dedicated to ensuring the success of every project. Put our team to work for you and relax. Weâ€™ve got you covered. Visit www.ipbcommercial.com for more information. Then call us at (805) 431-2464.
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EVObÂ¸a7\G]c`0]eZThe new Bridgeview Asian Grill has finally opened its doors and ownerâ€™s Susan Ley and Guy Moreman are enjoying being a part of the revitalization of the Historic Railroad district. They offer fresh, local produce items, fine lean meats and have all of the unique sauces that make it a real Mongolian style BBQ. Start at our food bar and with the freshest ingredients, ladle in one of
our many sauces and hand it to one of our fabulous â€œGrillers.â€? Then choose one of our tables in the grill room with its unique decor, which can seat up to 16 for an office lunch or any other occasion, and the garden is a beautiful setting to enjoy a bowl of just the way you like it, and can accommodate up to 40 plus diners. Lunch is $7.99 which includes white or brown rice; dinner is $10.99 which includes rice and egg flower soup made fresh daily. We offer wine by the glass and $3 draft beer to complement your meal. Try a refreshing dessert 50/50 or rootbeer float. Open 7 days a week 11am-9pm Sunday â€“ Wednesday, and OPEN â€˜till 10pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. See you soon! Whatâ€™s in your bowl?
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renewable energy sources, tools used in energy trades, map and plan reading, retrofits, energy efficient weatherization, testing appliances for efficiency, duct testing and sealing and efficient lighting. You will also learn the basics of maximizing water efficiency, efficient water fixtures, landscaping for water efficiency, reducing household water consumption and controlling water run-off. Solar heating and electricity, solar heating installation, solar electric systems, PV solar panel operation and installation, solar thermal operation and installation will also be introduced. To enroll, you must be a minimum of eighteen years of age, with a qualified drivers license and a commitment to complete the program. To apply, please visit One Stop Career Center, 880 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
With over 330 hours of college training, the program is designed for motivated men and women eager to build knowledge and skills so that they can qualify to become part of the next generation of American builders. Take the first step in becoming part of a global movement towards sustainability: the reinvention of a thriving, prosperous economy that honors the people and the land as Combined funding from the American Recovery and well as profits. Basic Green Con- Reinvestment Act from the State Energy Program, Workstruction provides an introduction force Investment Act Governorâ€™s Discretionary 15 percent to green construction, managing portion of the federal Workforce Investment Act, Assembly 118 Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Techoff-site impacts, and green con- Bill nology Program plus public partnership matching funds. struction methods and materials. Topics covered will provide an introduction to Environmental Sciences, Environmental Social Contexts, Green Economy and work force legal issues and green activism. Conservation methods such as sustainability of resources, including energy, water and air quality will be introduced. The program will also provide =\SAb]^1O`SS`1S\bS` overviews of energy fundamentals such as &&7\Rcab`WOZEOgAO\:cWa=PWa^] green build terminology, forms of energy, &#'!"
tribal jewelry, Tibetan bowls and flags, exotic home decor, Buddhaâ€™s and deities, tapestries, sarongs, Bob Marley Reggae and Rastawear, hats, hemp and yogawear along with ambers, incenses and oils from around the world! Tribal 101 Bellydance classes are offered in the store on Tuesday & Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. Owner, Wendy Oliver also hosts her own TV Show, Bali Isle TV which can be found on Charter Cable Channel 25 every Saturday night from 11 p.m.-midnight. Stop by the store open 7 days a week, 11:00am-6:00pm where theyâ€™ll help you find whatever it is you need, and if you donâ€™t see it there, shop online at www.stores.ebay.com/wendybaliisle or www.baliisle.com.
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electric bikes and trikes, an ATV, our most popular scooter the eGO, the full-bodied Zapino scooter, a small pickup truck and much more. The commuter going 6-10 miles one way to work, the business with local delivery needs, the municipal departments with regular routes, the industrial user with big sites or campuses to cover, ranch and agriculture operations, all can participate in the savings to both their budgets and the environment. These facts are not lost on the public as our most popular product is the eGO brand scooter with over 200 sold locally! Why wait? Come in now to tell us what your needs are. Let us help you find the electric vehicle you need so that you too can be part of the solution.
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nursing program assists residents in maintaining the therapy gains they have achieved. Our caring attitude and the professionalism of our staff are what sets Country Oaks apart from other nursing facilities. The positive relationships between the friendly staff and the residents help to promote the healing process. We realize that all of our residents want to feel special, and we treat them that way. Our resident care plan team develops individualized programs for each resident to achieve his or her maximum potential. Besides providing quality care for seniors, we are involved in the community. We belong to the Rotary Club of Santa Maria, Elks Lodge No. 1538, Smooth Transportation Services, and the Central Coast Literacy Council. We participate in the Elks Rodeo Parade every year.
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traffic on our roads, lowering vehicle emissions, encouraging community development, reducing commute costs and encouraging healthy lifestyles. Our mission is to reduce vehicle emissions in San Luis Obispo County; a big problem with a simple solution. Weâ€™ve been San Luis Obispo Countyâ€™s source for bicycle commuting, transit, telecommute, carpool and vanpool information and programs since 1980. We offer free programs and services for youth, adults, visitors and seniors such as Bike Month, Rideshare Month, iRideShare.org, Safe Routes to School, Senior Transportation Options, Transportation Choices Program (for employers and employees), Google Transit and 511. Using sustainable transportation just one day a week can make a big difference. Let us show you how. Visit us at www. rideshare.org or call us for personalized trip planning at 805-781-4362.
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cally correct sewing. All technicians go for corporate technical training and therefore is the only sewing store on the central coast that offers â€œin houseâ€? repairs for all sewing equipment â€Ś including industrial machines. Michael also sharpens scissors! Ellen said, â€œWe have the most wonderful group of customers. They and our staff are our family.â€? One group of ladies called â€œThe Quilting Angelsâ€? come into the store every other Wednesday (bringing homemade cookies) and use our equipment in order to make quilts for charities. They have now made 1285 quilts to give away to needy causes. One customer makes quilts for the owners who adopt pets from the shelter as a â€œcarry homeâ€? security blanket. Some customers form their own â€œcottageâ€? business and do very well on their Internet stores with the items they make. But most are people who enjoy the creativity and the community created by sewing. Michael says, â€œBuy Local and come join us!â€? Thanks.
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therapist with the expertise to optimize your experience and increase your ability to change your life for the better. Roy Abril, LMFT (#42555) is the owner of Community Solutions. Mr. Abril is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a longtime member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He is also an EMDR provider (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). Cynthia Caldeira, MFT, I is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Intern (#54019), under the supervision of Roy Abril. She is also a clinical hypnotherapist. Her slogan is, Hypnosis Works. In addition, Cynthia employs Neurolinguistic Programming and Emotional Freedom Techniques in her practice.
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Located at the southwest corner of Broad Street and Orcutt Road in San Luis Obispo, Laurel Creek features two and three bedroom homes with up to 1,568 square feet of interior living area in an array of creatively-designed floor plans. With prices beginning from the low $300,000s, many people now renting will discover their monthly costs as a new homeowner at Laurel Creek to be quite comparable to what theyâ€™re now paying for an apartment. And, buyers can also take advantage of the many tax benefits of homeownership! Villas at Laurel Creek homes offer an exceptional selection of interior, exterior and energysaving features. Interiors are highlighted by spacious master
bedroom suites, imported ceramic tile, recessed light fixtures, high efficiency central heating and air conditioning, and much more. Exteriors of the homes provide private balconies (some homes), attached garages with storage area, common area landscaping, and more. A luxurious, fully-furnished Clubhouse/Fitness Center, which includes a kitchen, fireplace and multi-purpose activity room further accentuates the community, along with a tot lot and more. Laurel Creek is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (805) 706-0248 or visit laurelcreekslo.com
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The site even lets you see which classes your friends are considering, pencil in classes on your calendar, and enroll online when itâ€™s convenient to parents. Jen Lilienstein, Kidzmetâ€™s Founder and Central Coast resident, developed the portal because she was frustrated with the time and energy it took to locate, enroll in, and juggle enrichment activities for her kids. At the same time, she knew wonderful enrichment teachers who were struggling to fill their programs. She hopes that Kidzmet will help connect quality enrichment teachers with the students they were meant to teach by centralizing kidsâ€™ activities planning in one place. Listings are FREE to providers so that Kidzmet can ensure that all the local options are included and searchable by parents.
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Little did they know, their work lives would revolve around a term yet to come into existence. On a lark, they opened the Gold Concept 39 years ago, just two months before Christmas. One week before Christmas, there they sat grinning at each other, having sold every last piece of jewelry. They knew they were onto something and decided to give the jewelry business a go. Besides, Brad was not in a hurry to go back home to Fresno, and Tony is never in a hurry for anything. And so began this successful partnership. In fact, things went so well, they decided to open a second store, B. Anthony and Co., specializing in custom work and redesigning. The main reason Brad and Tony are still around after all these years is that
foundation of a healthy mouth. Dr. Baldiviez has a state-of-the-art dental office with current technology, including digital x-rays. With treatments such as porcelain veneers and crowns, LumineersÂŽ, InvisalignÂŽ and In-Office Whitening, she can help transform your teeth into a brand new smile, custom-designed to suit you perfectly. Now in practice for more than 15 years, Dr. Baldiviez treats patients of all ages, from children to adults into their 90â€™s. â€œI love being able to change peopleâ€™s lives with a smile makeover,â€? she said. â€œIt is so rewarding to see how a beautiful smile can make such a difference in someoneâ€™s life.â€? Call or visit the office today for a truly different dental experience.
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buyers. Maria has 15 years experience, and sheâ€™s bilingual. Bill LaRocca and Pat Haley each have more than 30 years experience, and they serve investors and clients from Paso Robles to Lompoc. Experience, expertise, and excellent customer service make Short Sale Realty a standout company for all your residential real estate needs. â€œWe have a history of making it happen,â€? said Haley. Haley and Hunter both love what they do, describing how good it feels to help people through a difficult time and then see them move forward with their lives. â€œPeople are fascinating,â€? says Hunter. â€œWe really enjoy meeting and working with all kinds of people.â€? Customers repeatedly report how satisfied they are with Short Sale Realtyâ€™s services. â€œI canâ€™t tell you how much it means to us that we called you,â€? wrote one recent customer. â€œIt cost us nothing â€Ś and you ended all the worry.â€? A small and specialized company, Short Sale Plus Realty offers highly personalized services with positive outcomes for everyone involved. Call Pat Haley at 925-7797 or stop by 421 E. Betteravia Road #102 on the Courtyard, to find out how Short Sale Plus Realty can help you.
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Audio Ecstasyâ€™s lengthy history began on Garden Street in 1979, with a move to our longtime Higuera Street location in the mid 80s. We were a downtown landmark until 2008â€™s earthquake retrofitting resulted in our move to 3982 Short St., Suite 110, in the SLO Design District behind Trader Joeâ€™s. We now have two floors for even better displays of our high performance audio lineup. Our approach from day one has
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been to offer great sound from unique and area-exclusive brands, with the customerâ€™s needs and budget always in mind. Weâ€™re the home of the areaâ€™s best audio and video and were voted Best In SLO for ten years running! We still carry many of our original brands, including Vandersteen speakers, Denon electronics, and Grado headphones. The careful additions to our brand lineup continue to feature quality sound, reliability, and above all, affordability. As customer tastes change, our product lines have also evolved. Along with our move to Short Street, weâ€™ve increased our displays of home theater systems, in-wall / in-ceiling and indoor / outdoor speakers, and iPod accessories. We can demonstrate the largest display of headphones in the county. As our sign says - Best In Audio and Video Since 1979! Weâ€™re celebrating our 31st Anniversary in SLO and invite you in, for an â€œear and eye-openingâ€? experience. You wonâ€™t be disappointed!
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founding principle of providing friendly and efficient personalized customer service. During these tough economic times, Santa Lucia Bank continues to do business as usual. Their lending practices are the same as they have been for the past 25 years â€“ providing personalized service and local loan decisions. Obtaining a loan is a comfortable experience at Santa Lucia Bank. The range of loans and the rates offered are competitive with the largest national banking chains; the difference is in the customer service. Visit a Santa Lucia Bank office today and discover what real community banking is all about. Santa Lucia Bank has four locations on the Central Coast.
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$ 300,000 s
Daily 10 am to 6 pm
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